Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coffee Grounds on Ice Cream!

Lately my favorite thing to do is add coffee grounds to ice cream (chocolate or vanilla so far). I love the flavor and texture of this, and it's a good way to use up older/stale coffee beans you'd prefer not to use for your coffee. Other favorite ice cream toppers: fresh strawberries, peanut butter, mochi, canned pumpkin, coffee, shave ice, jello, cocoa powder, dessert wine, & caramel. You can also use them to deodorize your fridge, fortify your plants, scrub dirty dishes, etc.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Joy the Baker has many great recipes and takes fantastic pictures, so I tried her recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies. Delicious! She's right about them being fragile, so be careful, but these are so good!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Iced Coffee at Caffe Strada - Berkeley, CA


Caffe Strada
2300 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

I visited one of my favorite coffee places in Berkeley a few days ago! I love many places around Berkeley and the Bay Area, but Strada is one of my favorite cafes because the coffee is strong (I prefer strong but not bitter coffee at places like Peet's and Caffe Ladro in Seattle), service is fast, and it's right across the street from Cal, so I have fond memories of meeting friends for delicious coffee at this place. The other day I just added a bit of half and half and 2% milk and brown sugar, and it was sooo good. Below are pictures of the coffee before I added anything.





Thursday, July 3, 2014

Burnt Caramel at Tara's Organic Ice Cream - Berkeley, CA

Tara's Organic Ice Cream
3173 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Website

I'd heard about Tara's but had only made it to Ici in Berkeley, but yesterday I had a "baby scoop" at Tara's because I didn't want a full scoop (I was kind of full), and it was so good! I also sampled the apple pie flavor, but it was a little too spice-y for me. I should have sampled the more unique flavors, but I always feel guilty asking for more than one sample. The burnt caramel was so good and different than my usual favorite, salted caramel, and it was creamy! Reminded me of a combination of the creaminess and the top burnt caramel part of a creme brulee.